person from Dominica (Jemma)

The Caribbean sunsets

Jemma's goosebump moment

The sunset touching the Caribbean Sea – Jemma’s goosebump moment

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“Hello, my name is Jemma, I am from the Caribbean, the Nature Island of Dominica, and my goosebump moment is the sunset touching the Caribbean Sea. At the end of each day, it is pure joy, pure wonder, to see the sun gently setting on the horizon, barely touching the Caribbean Sea. The orange and blue meshing together raises the goosebumps on my skin. It brings me happiness, it brings me peace, it brings me joy, to capture once a day that absolute majesty that is the sunset, slowly dipping down into the Caribbean Sea. That is my goosebump moment!”

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A place to contemplate beautiful sunsets

We all know how romantic and inspiring sunsets can be. It is a moment of calm and beauty that most of the time we live from exotic places, free from daily obligations.

The Island of Dominica, republic of America, which is part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, is one of these places from where we can contemplate beautiful sunsets illuminated by pinks, oranges, and blues, which decorate the majesty of the sea and the mountains.

Why is admiring the sunset good for the body and the soul?

The technique of gazing at the sun is known in many ancient cultures. After some time, mental tension and negative thoughts disappear.

This act is qualified as a true “medicine” for people who are affected by seasonal changes, since it stimulates the brain thanks to the energy of the sun.

The contemplation of the sunrise and sunset is good for both physical and mental health and the first rule that must be respected is to find a privileged place from where to look at the beginning and end of the day to fully enjoy the light that arises and disappears, with magical and unforgettable panoramas as a background. It seems that the “enchanted” places are not lacking in the Caribbean Sea.

The technique of gazing at the sun first appeared in India over two thousand years ago. Today it has become popular as Sun Gazing. It is a very simple activity that does not require a specific dosage and is practiced one hour after sunrise or in the last hour before sunset.

You have to look at the sun for a period of time ranging from 10 seconds to 44 minutes. This last step is reached only after weeks of practice because the eye gradually gets used to staring at the sun. The secret to enjoying its benefits is to completely let go and focus on your breath.

If practiced daily, it generates incredible effects on health: anxiety, mental tension and worries disappear completely, the quality of sleep and memory improve, and seasonal depression is attenuated in people who suffer from it.

A perfect sunset

Who has not ever seen or photographed a magical sunset in their life? In just eight minutes, the first rays of the Sun reach the horizon, traveling at 300,000 kilometers per second, a true visual spectacle.

However, the vast majority of us miss this impressive event every day. But what makes a sunset so special and how is it produced?

When the sun goes down, at sunset, the blue sky turns red. As the sun goes down and approaches the horizon, the warm colors dominate the atmosphere. Orange, red and yellow brushstrokes fill the atmosphere and wrap us up, creating a feeling of calm.

What happens to make the sky change from blue to red? The sunlight is white. That is, it is the sum of all the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet).

It travels from the sun to Earth unchanged until it enters the atmosphere. Then it collides with the particles that compose it. Broadly speaking, they are dust, drops and crystals of water, salt and the molecules that make up the air: oxygen, nitrogen and noble gasses.

All these elements together scatter the sun’s rays. That is, they absorb them and then emit them in all directions like billiard balls. Each element does it in a way according to its particularities.

For example, water droplets are large particles and they scatter all colors in all directions. This is why clouds, which are made up of water droplets, are white.

On the other hand, nitrogen and oxygen disperse more the blue and violet color, which they emit in all directions, while they let the orange and red tones pass in a straight line. The result is a sky with the appearance of a uniform celestial canvas.

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